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5-Minute Kale Walnut Pesto

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5-Minute Kale Walnut Pesto is a game-changing way to upgrade your condiment assortment. Kale pesto can be added to your cheese board, Turkey & Swiss Skillet Sliders, pasta, and even tossed with vegetables, like Sautéed Green Beans with Furikake. This pesto only takes 5 minutes to make and can add zest to any dish.

How to Make Kale Pesto

Kale pesto can be made in 5 minutes and only requires a food processor and a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

First, place kale and cheese in the food processor container. Then, pulse the ingredients until well-blended. The kale will look finely chopped after about 30 seconds, at which point you will add in walnuts and garlic and blend until homogeneous. After about a minute, add in salt, pepper, and olive oil. The healthy fats from the walnuts and the olive oil will make the pesto creamy and thick. After all ingredients have blended for a couple of minutes, turn off the food processor and stir.

5-Minute Kale Walnut Pesto can be stored in an air-tight container in your refrigerator up to 5 days.

How to Enjoy Kale Walnut Pesto

Kale Walnut Pesto can be enjoyed as a condiment or a pasta sauce. Whenever I make this pesto, I make enough for both just in case. During the week, I’ll add a dollop of pesto and melted burrata to pasta, or spread some on a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup. Alec loves pesto, so whenever I make it, I think of when we used to make turkey and pesto croissant sandwiches all the time in college.

You can add 5-minute Kale Walnut Pesto to any dish that needs some flavor, including chicken breast, pasta salad, and sandwiches. It’s a versatile sauce and adds a garlicky zest you will love!

For more pesto recipes, check out Turkey & Swiss Skillet Sliders, Savory Pesto Quiche, Yukon Gnocchi al Pesto, Caprese Pasta Salad, 5-Minute Pesto.

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5-Minute Kale Pesto

  • Author: pastaragazza
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Condiment

Description

5-Minute Kale Pesto is a game-changing way to upgrade your condiment assortment. Kale pesto can be added to your cheese board, Turkey & Swiss Skillet Sliders, pasta, and even tossed with vegetables, like Sautéed Green Beans with Furikake. This pesto only takes 5 minutes to make and can add zest to any dish.


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Ingredients

2 cups fresh kale
1/2 cup freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano
1/4 cup walnuts
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

Place kale and cheese in the food processor container. Pulse until well-blended, about 30 seconds.

Add in walnuts and garlic, and blend for another minute.

Add in salt, pepper, and olive oil. Blend until the mixture is creamy and smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Add more salt and pepper to taste if necessary.


Keywords: kale pesto, pesto, vegetarian, kale, superfood, organic kale

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3 Comments

    • pastaragazza
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      March 27, 2020 / 11:08 am

      Thank you! I hope you enjoyed the recipe.

  1. Megan
    March 27, 2020 / 7:59 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! This is perfect for when I am low on time (who isn’t) and am having dinner guests that I want to impress. Super simple and delicious!

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